116 episodes

Nurse practitioner Karen Nickell discusses the realities of menopause and the female midlife in a way that is both informative and fun.

Itchy and Bitchy Karen Nickell

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 1.6K Ratings

Nurse practitioner Karen Nickell discusses the realities of menopause and the female midlife in a way that is both informative and fun.

    Vaginal Dryness, Bladder Control, and Pinto Beans with Cabbage (RERUN)

    Vaginal Dryness, Bladder Control, and Pinto Beans with Cabbage (RERUN)

    This is a re-broadcast of an episode from October 6, 2018.

    Leanne and Karen talk about everything from soup to nuts, or more accurately, from bladders to pinto beans, in this episode that informs our listeners what to do about vaginal dryness.

    • 47 min
    Creeping and Crawling Metabolism Part 2: Karen Reviews Peptide Therapy

    Creeping and Crawling Metabolism Part 2: Karen Reviews Peptide Therapy

    Karen continues her discussion of metabolism and the imbalances that cause it to slow down to a crawl. This episode includes discussion of peptide therapy as well as the conclusion to the patient story she began in the first part (see "Is Your Metabolism Creeping and Crawling?").

    • 20 min
    Is Your Metabolism Creeping and Crawling?

    Is Your Metabolism Creeping and Crawling?

    Have you made all of the lifestyle changes your doctors recommend, but you still can't seem to lose weight? Karen discusses one of the possible causes of a slow metabolism.

    • 18 min
    Karen Connects 12 Poisoned Men and Anti-Inflammatory Diet

    Karen Connects 12 Poisoned Men and Anti-Inflammatory Diet

    Karen provides some background for the anti-inflammatory diet she has been recommending by discussing the 1905 study that was a breakthrough in the way we think about factory-processed foods and their effect on our health.

    • 30 min
    Putting Out the Fire in Your Body

    Putting Out the Fire in Your Body

    Karen discuss chronic inflammation, an extremely common condition with a wide array of symptoms which can include fatigue, body pain, depression or anxiety, gastrointestinal complication, weight gain, weight loss, persistent infections, migraines and more.

    • 22 min
    Southbound Eyelids: How to Fix Them!

    Southbound Eyelids: How to Fix Them!

    Karen brings her attention to the question of hooded eyelids and how to fix them non-surgically.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

CarolC2403 ,

Thank goodness it’s normal

Just recently discovered this podcast and I am so happy to realise it is all normal. It is so informative and hilarious.
The best when I start laughing at my own experience as you discuss it.

DrFishpond ,

Questions

I’m going to give this a few more episodes, but does the host ever give sources for the statistics she rattles off so quickly? A lot of what she delivers as fact is not easily verifiable.

leeannsh7 ,

Informative and hilarious!

I love this podcast so much! There is an episode for every time I’ve asked, “What in the world is going on with me?” A side benefit is that I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time because menopause isn’t funny (or so I thought). The con is that I must look ridiculous driving down the interstate crying because I’m laughing so hard! Thank you both for this podcast! I needed it!

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